Hide had been due to hold a press conference with the promoter Frank Warren in London to talk about the first defence of his World Boxing Organisation title in January, but failed to show up. However, 15 minutes after Warren left, Hide arrived with Fashanu.
The former England striker, who started his career with Norwich City, said: "Herbie will be with my management company from now on. Obviously we have the connection of a Nigerian background and we both grew up in Norwich."Reuse content